Sri Lanka is famous for its rich culture, heritage, and natural beauty. Sri Lankan actresses are known for their perfect body shape, high-fashion sense, beauty and hotness.
The Cinema of Sri Lanka is also referred to as Follywood. Many famous Sri Lankan actors have surnames starting with an “F.” Sri Lankan films are usually made in the Sinhala and Tamil languages, the dominant languages of the country. South Indian producer S. M. Nayagam played an essential role in developing the first Sri Lankan film. During the last few years, we have seen many Sri Lankan actresses and models come to Bollywood. This article shares the most famous Sinhala or Sri Lankan hot and beautiful actress in Follywood.
List of 7 Most Beautiful & Hottest Sri Lankan Actresses in Follywood
1. Shalani Tharaka
Shalani Tharaka full name is Gonakumbura Pangukarage Shalani Tharaka Wijayabandara. She was born on November 1990 in Balangoda, Sri Lanka. In 2007, when she was seventeen years old, she won the beauty pageant Sirasa Kumariya organized by Sirasa TV, which brought her into mainstream popularity.
In 2012, Tharaka made her maiden cinema appearance in the movie Selvam. She has also played a role in the TV commercials for Hero Honda, Raino and Janet. She has won more than ten awards till now, and some popular awards are Most Popular Actress in 2015, Best Upcoming Actress in 2015, Best Actress in 2020, Lux Glamorous Star in 2019 etc.
2. Jacqueline Fernandez
Jacqueline Fernandez is a famous Sri Lankan actress. Jacqueline was born on 11 August 1985 in Manama, Bahrain. Jacqueline Fernandez was born in Bahrain and get education in Australia; still, she is a Sri Lankan actress because her father is from Sri Lanka. she was crowned the winner of the Miss Universe Sri Lanka pageant and represented Sri Lanka at the world Miss Universe 2006 pageant held in Los Angeles.
Jacqueline Fernandez is one of the most famous Sri Lankan actresses in Bollywood. Fernandez’s first and most successful movie was Mahesh Bhatt’s thriller Murder 2, which marked a turning point in her career. Later she shifted to Mumbai, India, to make a career in Bollywood. Jacqueline Fernandez some popular movies are Housefull 3, Dishoom, Housefull 2, Murder 2 etc.
3. Dinakshie Priyasad
Dinakshie Priyasad is one of the best Sri Lankan telefilm actresses. The fourth name on this list of the most beautiful and hottest Sri Lankan actresses is Dinakshie Priyasad. Priyasad made her acting debut at two in the film Apaye Thathpara 84,000, directed by her father, Dinesh Priyasad. Dinakshie Priyasad’s famous movies in Follywood are Double Trouble, Me Wage Adarayak, Ran Dedunnak, Zoom and Suparna. She has also played roles in many Tele-film and Teledramas.
4. Piumi Hansamali
Piumi Hansamali was born on 22 November 1992 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. She started her career in Ramp Modelling. Hansamali debuted with the television serial Rithu telecast in ITN in 2014. In 2015, she participated in Mrs Globe; in 2016, she contested in Mrs Noble Queen of the Universe held in Malaysia. In 2017, she competed in Best Model in Asia in Future Fashion Faces World in Turkey. She has appeared in many music videos. Piumi Hansamali has worked in two Sri Lankan movies: sanaye Sanda and Raigamayai Gampalayai.
5. Pooja Umashankar
Pooja Umashankar is one of the most beautiful Sri Lankan actresses who has worked in Tamil, Sinhala and Malayalam language films also, which is why she is called an Indian-Sri Lankan actress. She has won awards for Best Supporting Actress at Tamil Nadu State Film Awards. Best Actress by Filmfare Awards South and Vijay Awards. Pooja’s mother, Sandhya, is a Sri Lankan and her father, H. R. Umashankar, is an Indian. Pooja Umashankar has worked in more than 40 movies in different languages, including Tamil, Malayalam, Sinhala, Telugu and English.
6. Upeksha Swarnamali
Upeksha Swarnamali is a popular Sinhala actress known as “Paba”. She gained popularity for her role on the television series “Paba” broadcast on Independent Television Network. She was elected as a Sri Lankan Parliament member in the 2010 General Elections. She was born to Sri Lankan parents in Kuwait, where she lived for 20 years before returning to Sri Lanka in 2004.
7. Anarkali Akarsha
Anarkali Akarsha is a multitalented actress in Follywood who is an actress, model, singer, TV Host and politician. She got a chance to work in the film It Pahan in 1995. She is the youngest actress to date in the history of Sri Lankan Cinema to win the most famous actress award. She has acted as the leading lady in more than 22 movies and ten teledramas. Anarkali Akarsha was crowned Miss Sri Lanka 2004 and represented Sri Lanka at the Miss World 2004 beauty pageant. Anarkali also won the glamorous Lux Derana Film Most Popular Actress Award in 2012.
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